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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 191
   Posted 1/13/2006 1:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys....
I really dont know what to do now. I finally broke down and called my primary again two days ago to tell him that the pain wasnt getting any better and I really needed something done about this. Well, he told me that I should call the Dr that did the biopsy and I should follow up with him since he caused this whole pinched nerve deal. Well. I did. I called and I made an appt with him.
I went in today and the first thing he tells me is : so, you are still a little sore? I wanted to hurt him so bad right then and there! No, Im not sore! Sore is what you are after excecizing! This is NOT sore! This is PAIN!
But he proceeds to tell me he has never had a patient go back two months after still complaining of pain. Perhaps its becasue Im young and dont deal with pain as well as an adult? That made me soooo mad! I may be young but I am NOT a child! And I am NOT making this up or exagerating it! uugggghhhh! Just thinking about it makes me mad.
But anyway, he told me I should just use a heat pad. It should help with the 'discomfort' a little. And if its not better in a month or two, give him a call and he will maybe run some tests, like a bone scan.
But meanwhile, I just have to deal with it!
Does that make any sense!?!?!?! Am I the only one that finds it wrong?!?!?!
Either way, my primary doesnt really want to followup on this issue becasue it should be the other dr's responsibility and I really cant say I blame my primary for thinking that way.
But anyway, I am left with no meds. I run out tomorow. I really dont think pcp is going to refill them. And I know the biopsy doc wnt give me any meds either. So Im left with no pain management and nowhere else to go.
I am taking an anti-inflammatory that my osteopathic doctor prescribed for my costo (which is very flared up) but nothing else.
I dont know what to do. I am going to call my pcp and explain to him what happened and hopefully he will understand and do something to help. But if he insists about me following up with the other doctor then I know Im screwed.
So we'll see.
Im sooooo depressed and upset about this though. I thought it was bad enough already, but I guess I was wrong. It can always get worse, which isnt a good thing.
Oh well... thanks for leting me vent here. I appreciate you guys listening.

Lots of Love and Gentle Hugs!

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 4305
   Posted 1/13/2006 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Jay Hi,I'am so sorry that you are having all of these problems and I can relate to what you are going through.Do you have a good relationship with your PCP?reason for me asking is that you may want to call him and just tell him that he will not help you in the pain department,I do know where your PCP is comeing from but when you are in pain your in pain.If all else you could go to the ER to get some relieve from the pain,plus if you insist you could get them to exray where you are having the pain and if it show's any thing request a copy and take it back to that doctor and show him that you are not sinking pain meds for feel good that you do have a proble and you have prof.I just found out last week that i have fraied nerve ending and it has been causing me alot of pain.I do hope that you get some relieve soon please let me know how thing's go with you.If you want to talk you can either post here are you can e-mail me all you have to do is click on the envelpoe.I wish you much luck.

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 1/15/2006 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
well, I got some more bad news yesterday. the osteopathic doctor ive been seeing for my costo took some xrays of my back because he thought I might have more extensive damage than meets the eye, which could be making the costo worse. well, he got the results back from the xray tech yesterday. turns out my upper back has severe hypo-kyphosis. he says its pretty rare but that it is clearly caused by the car accident because there was evidence of truama in the xray. im not sure exactly what that means, but anyway, he explained that basically what happened was that when I was in the accident my back slammed into the back of the seat with so much force that it pretty much 'broke' the back from its original place. and since my main complaint was the costo, nothing was ever checked with my back. Honestly, lookin back, I did have really bad upper back pain after the accident, but again, i atributed it to the costo. and even now, i continued to atribute it to the costo. well, he told me that by the way my spine and back looked, he was very surprised that i could still even walk. that scared me! not only do I not have any curvature in my back (its all straight) but its also compressed and misaligned. well, i asked him if there was any problem in it staying that way, and he says that we cant leave it like that. it must be corrected asap or less its gonna cause many other problems and in the long run it could even affect my spinal cord. So he is going to try conservative/agressive treatment first. he is doing massage to loosen it up a little, he is doing manual adjustements to try to get it alligned and hopefully back where its supposed to be, and if all else fails, i might need surgery. that is not something i wanted or expected to hear. and of course all the above treatments that he started yesterday are soooo painful! so if I thought I had alot to deal with when I posted my last post on this thread, i was wrong. now im dealing with severe back pain, both upper and lower, costo pain which is also pretty flaired up with all these adjustements.
Oh and while hes doing all these adjustements and loosening up the spine, he says that its so unstable and insecure that i need to avoid any heavy activities or exercises. not that thats a problem seeing as to how i havent really been able to do much with all the pain ive been dealing with anyway.
so yes, i just thought you guys might want another updated version and list of problems in my pathetic life.
hope you are all doing ok considering.
And thanks for caring and continuing to offer support. I know, im probably boring you with all my complaints but i just have to let it all out sometimes.
thanks for being so awesome!
Luv ya!

Lots of Love and Gentle Hugs!

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 3199
   Posted 1/15/2006 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Jay, I am so sorry to hear all of this... Sorry I am late in welcoming you to Healing Well.. but welcome! What kind of timeline did your doctor give you? There are a lot of nurses that post on this site, I see that Erin has replied to one of your posts, she is a wonderful nurse, and will be along here shortly to try and shed some light on some of the questions you have... I unfortunately am not a nurse, therefore can only lend my support, thoughts and prayers... hang in there, and come here and vent as much as you want, that's what we are all here for... take care and keep us posted - Duck
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis
-Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
-Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant
Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes
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